Buyer’s guide to fires

From eco-chic stoves to hole-in-the-wall fires, there's a design and type for everyone

Gas fires

Where can it be installed? A gas fire can be installed in an open fireplace, a fire basket or an insert mounted into an existing opening, or be a built-in appliance.

Pros – Turns on at the touch of a button and can incorporate a timer and a thermostat. Can be used in smoke-control areas and requires no fuel storage space. Doesn’t necessarily need a chimney.

Cons – Your property has to be on the mains gas network.

Best for – Ease and convenience, and people who don’t have room to store bulky fuel.

How eco? – Although gas emits less Co2 than other forms of fuel, it’s not a sustainable or renewable fuel.

Cost: From £100-£2,760. Head to Stovax, Chesney’s, The Platonic Fireplace Company, Jotul, Homebase, B&Q

 

 

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